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Windows 7: Vista / Win 7 RC Dual Boot Upgrade Question

26 Aug 2009   #11

Windows 7 x64 finally!

mvannie, here goes, thanks to my friend Ken: yes, the bootloader and files are in the Vista partition. When you delete it you will have to run BCDedit (see BCDEDIT - How to Use) and edit the boot settings, removing Vista. When you install RTM you will have a new menu with the RC and RTM. Both will Show "Windows 7" , you can edit the name, check Dual Boot - Change OS Name in Windows Boot Manager
Good luck, let's us know how it works out

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27 Aug 2009   #12

Windows 7 x64 finally!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post



1-when you format vista its gone. at that point you wont have a dual boot, only a win 7 rc partition.
2- you can choose whatever parttiton you want but I think you already chose the vista partition.
3-vista is first on the disk you will lose the boot setting but there is a built in editor called BCDedit that you can use to modify after the rtm install.

Let us know if you have any more questions

I hadn't seen Ken's post until today (that "page" thing always confuses me...). I had the order of events mixed a little on my post. But I hope the tutorials help
Let us know
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27 Aug 2009   #13

Windows 7

Thanks for all your help. I have everything booting, and I am happily typing this from my RTM install!
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27 Aug 2009   #14

Windows 7 x64 finally!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mvannie View Post
Thanks for all your help. I have everything booting, and I am happily typing this from my RTM install!
Glad to be of help and thanks for letting us know! Please mark the thread as solved so others can find it easily and possibly benefit (click on report icon and report as solved, the Mods will flag it). If you care to stay around and share your knowledge, it is always welcome.
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